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EOP Spring 2022 Virtual Enrichment Workshops

January 28, 2021


Our Enrichment Workshops cover a range of topics to help you maximize your experience at Cal State LA. EOP students must attend a minimum of three Enrichment Workshops per semester. If you are experiencing academic challenges, please contact your EOP counselor.

If you attend a non-EOP workshop or activity, let us know by filling out the Enrichment Activity Attendance Form.

Register by clicking on the title of your desired workshop.


Reflections of Selma

A Review of the EOP Civil Rights Tour of Alabama

Facilitator: Steven Wilson | Date: Thursday, February 3 Time: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Location: Zoom

Recording of event, a spotlight of speakers, Google Jamboard, posting of questions, and playing of Selma video.

Meeting ID: 8461 368 7097

Passcode: 113984

Degree Planner Is The Answer To Your College Success

Facilitator: Gregorio Alcantar | Date: Thursday, February 17 Time: 2 – 3:30 p.m. | Location: SH 348

There are TWO (2) pressing questions asked by college students: 1) When will I graduate? 2) What classes do I take next? We will show you how the degree planner answers these two questions and facilitates your degree attainment at Cal State LA.

Sign Up: Degree Planner

Communication Skills - Effectively communicating with your professors

Facilitator: Veronica Carrero | Date: Thursday, February 24 Time: 2 – 3 p.m. | Location: Zoom

EOP Transfer Students will effectively learn and/or improve how to communicate with their professors using key communication skills, tools, and resources. This program will empower students to feel comfortable and ask questions while contacting their professors online, in person, via telephone, and by email.

This event is mainly for Transfer Students, but anyone is welcome.

Sign Up: Communication Skills

EOP Live Art & Art Walk Presents: Paint & Sip

Facilitator: Danielle Chambers | Date: Thursday, February 24 Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Location: U-SU Plaza

EOP invites you to the EOP's Live Art & Art Walk event in celebration of Black History Month! Three local L.A. artists will demonstrate their talents at the U-SU Plaza.

Sign Up: Paint & Sip

What Does This Mean?  What Should I Do? Understanding University Policies and How to Best Apply Them When Needed

Facilitator: Ricardo Ramos | Date: Friday, February 25 Time: 1 – 2:30 p.m. | Location: KH LH1

This program introduces students to Cal State LA's academic policies and shows how to apply them when needed. Students will learn the withdrawal process, grade forgiveness, repeat limit exception, leave of absence, financial aid standards, and other policies that may be useful for their academic success. Once the policies are introduced, students will be allowed in groups to review different case scenarios and decide what policy to best apply.

Sign Up: Understanding University Policies


Am I on the Right Track? Educational, Pre-Major and GE Planning for Timely Graduation

Facilitator: Tanya Maxwell | Time: 2 – 3 p.m. | Location: Zoom

Review the Lower Division General Education (GE) chart and University Graduation requirements. Learn Pre-Major (Major Specific Criteria) to declare major. Explore Degree Planner, Major Road Maps, and participate in educational planning activity.

Sign up: Friday, March 11

Sign up: Friday, April 8

The Meaning of A College Diploma In Today's World

Facilitator: Gregorio Alcantar | Date: Thursday, March 17 Time: 2 – 3:30 p.m. | Location: Zoom

Earning a college degree offers an abundance of opportunities such as higher income and career choices. Come and learn why Cal State LA is #1 in upward mobility and how this can help you in life after college.

Sign Up: Meaning of A College Diploma

EOP Priority Registration: What Classes Do I Take?

Facilitator: Debbie Pereja & Nikya Bryant | Date: Friday, March 18 Time: 1 – 3 p.m. | Location: Zoom

The next semester is going to start sooner than you think, do you know what classes you're going to take? If not, don't fret! Attend the Priority Registration Workshop to learn what classes you may take, and how to register!

Sign Up: EOP Priority Registration

Before You Depart: Load Your Cart

Facilitator: Debbie Pereja & Nikya Bryant | Time: 10 – 11 a.m or 2 – 3 p.m. | Location: Zoom

Not sure which classes to add? Confused about what the “Shopping Cart” is? Don’t worry! A Peer Advisor will help you load your cart so you’re ready for the spring.

Sign up: Before You Depart

Students only need to attend one day


Growth Zone's Study Nights

Facilitator: Liz Sotelo & Vanessa Pacheco | Time: 5 – 8 p.m. | Location: EOP Lounge & ADM Conference Room 4334

Growth Zone Study Nights provide a safe and welcoming space for EOP students to come to study alone or with friends. Students will have access to SI leaders who can support them in Statistics and Pre-calculus, as well as GZ Mentors who can provide on-the-spot study skills advice and mentoring. The program is intended to create a safe and supportive environment aimed at developing a culture of community around learning and support to motivate EOP students to maximize their potential by utilizing their time productively.

Sign up: Wednesday, April 6

Sign up: Wednesday, April 20

Sign up: Wednesday, May 4

EOP Transfer Students - What Comes After Graduation?

Facilitator: Veronica Carrero | Date: Thursday, April 7 Time: 3 – 4 p.m. | Location: Zoom

The presentation will include information regarding graduate programs, career development, internships, and job opportunities.

This event is mainly for Transfer Students, but anyone is welcome.

Sign Up: What comes after graduation?

Creating A Professional Voicemail Message To Increase Visibility

Facilitator: Gregorio Alcantar | Date: Thursday, April 21 Time: 2 – 3:30 p.m. | Location: SH 141

Text messaging has been the preferred way of communication for college students, until now. By adding a voicemail to your phone, it lets others know you are VIP and that their call matters which in turn increases your professional visibility. Never miss an important call again.

Sign Up: Creating A Professional Voicemail

Growth Zone's First-Year Check-up Workshops: Cross The Finish Line Like Success!

Facilitator: Liz Sotelo & Vanessa Pacheco | Date: Friday, April 22 Time: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Location: BIOL 245

This workshop is aimed at helping students connect to their educational goals to find the motivation to finish the last leg of the semester with strength and clarity. Students will reflect on the reasons why they entered the university, identify barriers/obstacles that stand in front of them, and commit to strategies that will help them reach their semester goals. A practical strategy of this workshop is learning about the Study Cycle, which discusses how effort and success go hand in hand and are genuine ingredients of motivation.

Sign Up: Growth Zone's First-Year Check-up


Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Financial Aid Appeal

Facilitator: Tanya Maxwell | Date: Friday, June 3 | Time: 2 – 4 p.m. | Location: Zoom

Review the SAP policy for Financial Aid. Learn how to maintain satisfactory academic status for financial aid purposes. Review SAP Appeal instructions, policy and receive support developing an academic plan and SAP narrative for SAP appeal.

Sign Up: (SAP) Financial Aid Appeal